Skytop Basin

The summer of 2018 was a whirlwind of travel.  From the end of June to the end of September, work would have me going from Ohio to Seattle to New Orleans to Georgia and to Philadelphia, while personal travel would see me driving to Montana and flying…

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Buffalo Peaks

On June 2, 2017, I went to Denver for a work trip.  Since I really miss Colorado, I decided to take some vacation time and backpack in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.  It had been a long time since I had last hiked in that wilderness, and that…

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Bald River

On November 5, 2016, we went to Tellico to hike along Bald River  We have hiked the Bald River Trail inside the Bald River Gorge Wilderness many times, but I wanted to hike the trail on the opposite side of Forest Road 126.  This trail is called…

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Rockies 2016

In August 2016, I had an ambitious plan to spend three weeks in the Rockies.  For the first part of the trip, Tracy and I drove from Alabama to the Beartooth Mountains outside of Cooke City, MT.  This was where we planned to spend the first week…

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Sipsey Wilderness

On January 16, 2016, Tracy, Zach, Layne, and I went to Sipsey Wilderness for a winter backpacking trip.  We started at the Thompson Trailhead and did a loop that went up trails 208, 224, 204, 209, and 206.  This route included old double-track and narrow single-track trails,…

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